GLAMR Professional Profile – Susan Walton

Susan Walton ALIA SNGG Profile

Welcome to the GLAM professional profile for May!

This month we meet Susan Walton, the Collection Services Manager at the NSW Parliamentary Library. Susan has worked in many roles throughout her information career, presented at conferences and written journal articles. Here she provides us with some invaluable tips for those starting out in their GLAM careers.
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GLAMR Professional Profile – Michael Hawks

Michael Hawks ALIA SNGG Profile

Welcome to our GLAMR Professional Profile for April 2018.

This month we’d like to introduce Michael Hawks!

Like many of us, Michael came to librarianship in a very round about sort of way.  Since graduating from Curtin University in 2013, his career has developed in leaps and bounds.   Known and loved by all at QUT library for his kindness and cheer (and his unparalleled ability to bake something utterly fabulous for staff morning teas at a moments notice!), Michael has truly found his calling in GLAMR.

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Introducing GLAMRmatch – A Co-Lab Initiative

Based on the principles of reciprocity and knowledge-sharing, the WA chapters of ALIA Students and New Graduates Group,
Australian Society of Archivists, and Curtin University Information Studies Group (CURTIS) are piloting a one-on-one networking experience.

Are you:
● An established GLAMR practitioner?
Or
● A GLAMR student, recent graduate, early career professionals, or practitioner that is
considering changing career streams?

And, are you willing to share your knowledge about your workplace, professional experiences,
or education and/or interested in learning about the workplace practices of another GLAMR
stream?
Our aim is to create a connection between two people, one that provides an opportunity for both
to learn a little bit about the other person’s current work or recent studies.
The concept is simple:
● 1 hour meet-up with no ongoing commitment for either party
● Established practitioners to provide a guided tour of their GLAMR facility
● Visiting GLAMR student/professionals to share recent learnings, motivations or sectoral
experiences

Express your interest in taking part in the pilot now by filling out the below survey: https://curtin.au1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_e2t1gDBV82ODIMJ

if you have any questions, please contact: aliawasngg@gmail.com

Many thanks,
Havva Teede, on behalf of the ALIA Students and New Graduates Group.

Love Twitter-ing? Call out for ALIA SNGG Social Media Coordinators for Twitter

ALIA Students and New Graduates Group is looking for people to join our social media team as Social Media Coordinators for twitter!

  • Are you enthusiastic and passionate about our profession?
  • Are you looking for a way to contribute to the GLAMR community?
  • Do you want to meet new people and strengthen your professional network?

Then becoming an ALIA Social Media Coordinator is right up your alley!

The ALIA Student and New Graduates Group supports and connects students and new information management professionals. We aim to foster a supportive community that promotes the interests of the people who are the future of our industry.

The ALIA SNGG Social Media Team plays a crucial role in reaching out and communicating with our network of students and new graduates. The team supports, advocates and administrates ALIA SNGG activity through our social media channels and reports this activity to the ALIA SNGG Committee and the wider member base.

As an ALIA SNGG Social Media Coordinator, you will have the opportunity to:

  • become part of a national group that is passionate about assisting new information professionals in their careers;
  • Promote and facilitate a wide range of social and professional events;
  • establish and expand your professional network by liaising with the professional community

Plus, you can add the role to your resume/CV and demonstrate your active engagement in the profession!

Note: This is a volunteer role, and you need to be an ALIA member to be a Coordinator. Grab a discounted student rate.

For more information about the role see the position description

If you are interested in applying, please send an email to alianewgraduatesgroup@gmail.com.

Closing date: Monday, 11 December 2017.

We look forward to getting an email from you!